Finally now at full dose of the Metformin. 500 in the morning and 1000 in the evening. If I take it AFTER a meal and with a balance of food groups, there are really few side effects. However, if I do not do those things, side effects are immediate, but not horrible. Mostly just GI upset and pain in the stomach. God has answered my prayers about nausea because I do NOT handle that well.
So, I am noticing that "crashes" are not happening as often and overall I feel healthier. I am still not up to the exercise level that my Doc wants, but am getting there. Currently I work out at Curves 3-4 times per week and am usually kayaking, gardening or cleaning the house all weekend, but I need to at least double my activity so I am trying to increase that.